Volume Force

Volume Force

 

a force acting on all particles (volume elements) of a given body and proportional to the mass of the particles. Gravitational force is an example of a volume force. The limit of the ratio of the geometric sum of the volume forces acting on a particle to its volume when the volume is contracted to a point is called the volumetric stress at the given point.

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The force at the surface can be expressed as a volume force using the divergence theorem.
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As seen in [11], in the macroscopic local case, the volume force [X.
The ensuing quantities {S,S,z,Z} have the meaning of generalized stress fields: S is a nonsymmetric stress tensor; S is the couple-stress tensor; z is the internal volume force related to the presence of the microcracks, playing the role of the force responsible for the internal changes of the system configuration [7,8], and Z is the microstress tensor.
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The volume force may thus be very small, but not exactly zero.
where F is a volume force, [rho] is the fluid density and v is the dynamic viscosity.
In analogy with conventional theory, a local momentum equation including a volume force term is obtained from vector multiplication of equation (15) by B and equation (16) by [[epsilon].
In this equation the contribution from the volume force is found to vanish in rectangular geometry, and to become nonzero but negligible in cylindrical geometry.
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